FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is close to announcing whether the league will punish Brett Favre for sending inappropriate photos and phone messages to a former New York Jets game hostess.

Goodell said Wednesday he received the league’s report about the case “last week and I expect that some time in the near future I will make a decision.”

Asked if that would come by the end of the season, he said, “I expect that, yes.”

The NFL is examining whether Favre sent Jenn Sterger messages and photos in 2008, while he was playing for the Jets and she also worked for the team.

Now with Minnesota, Favre, whose record consecutive starts streak ended at 297 on Monday night because of a shoulder injury, could face disciplinary action under the league’s personal conduct policy.

Sterger’s manager, Phil Reese, has said his client would like the league to “implement a program” to prevent unwanted advances — similar to those she’s alleging Favre made.

Reese said Sterger wants the league to discipline Favre before his career ends. “It’s not a money story,” Reese said, adding his client’s goal is some acknowledgment that Favre was in the wrong.

Favre has said this season will be his last.

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Comments (3)
  1. ABT says:

    O please he is hurt not playing anyway, he is done for the season and done playing football. She is just looking for a payday. Just let him stay with the team and and finish his 20 years

  2. MG says:

    if she didn’t want anything to do with him then why did he have her phone number??? why is it just coming out now and not when it happened??? she wants money

  3. JED says:

    Favre should have retired when he left the Pack…all he did was get into trouble with the Jets…and we know what has happened at the Vikings. It’s just sad.

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